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Poplar Tree Types
Below you will different poplar tree types, useful facts about poplar trees to help identifiy the poplar species.
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Poplar Tree Pictures; Photo Library of Poplar Trees
October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
The poplar trees native to North America can be divided into 3 groups: the cottonwoods, the aspens, and the balsam poplars.
Poplar Tree Facts; Information on Poplar Trees
Yellow Poplar Tree
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Yellow Poplar Tree is a fast-growing tree with bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers in profile and turn golden yellow in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers are carried high in the tree. Stems are aromatic. Likes full sun. Grows to 70' to 90', 40' spread. The yellow popular tree is commonly referred to as the Tulip Tree and easily identified by it unique leaf shape.
Type of tree:
Yellow Poplar tree (Tuliptree) falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
The Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) grows to be 70' - 90' feet in height.
The Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) has a spread of about 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate.
This Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) does well in full sun.
The Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
It has normal moisture requirements, and can withstand some drought in humid regions only.
Yellow Poplar Leaf
Yellow Poplar, or Tulip tree leaf's shape:has oval, rounded shape.
The leaves alternate, 3 to 6 inches long with distinctive lobes, a flat base, and two ear-like tips. Leaves are light green in summer and bright yellow in autumn.
Flowers are tulip-shaped, 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter with 6 greenish-yellow petals, each with orange at the base.
May to June..
The fruit is a cone-like aggregate of long, narrow, winged seeds. They are held upward on the tree and remain long after the leaves have fallen.
The Tuliptree is the state tree of Kentucky and Indiana because of its majestic beauty. It is a fast-growing shade tree that displays colorful yellow flowers in the early summer, replaced by equally colorful seeds held upright in the tree throughout the summer and into autumn.
A fast-growing tree with bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers in profile and turn golden yellow in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers are carried high in the tree. Stems are aromatic. Likes full sun. Grows to 70' to 90', 40' spread.
Tuliptrees provide food in many forms for many animals. In fall and winter, young trees are browsed by whitetail deer and rabbits. The spring flowers provide nectar for ruby-throated hummingbirds. Tuliptree seeds, maturing in summer and persisting into winter, provide food for both birds and mammals, including finches, cardinals, quail, mice, red squirrels, gray squirrels, and rabbits.
Once plentiful in their natural habitat in eastern America, Tuliptrees, with their tall, straight trunks, lack of lower branches Tulip tree's hard wood were a favorite of loggers for railroad ties and fence posts.
George Washington planted Tuliptrees at Mount Vernon which are now 140 feet tall and Daniel Boone favored the wood of this tree for his 60-foot dugout canoe.
Tulip Poplar Tree Disease
Many tulip trees are being killed by the tuliptree scale. These insects give infested branches a bumpy appearance and can cause branch dieback.
The pitch from infected trees, which is a very sticky substance, drips on cars and sidewalks creating a mess and causing damage.
Poplar Tree Trivia
The poplar tree falls in the genus Populus family, which consists of approximately 35 tree types.
Poplar is a fast growing tree planted for farm wind breaks and to quickly reforest damaged areas.
Poplar trees produce a lot of leaves which can lead to a lot of yard work during the autumn months.
Poplar Tree Wood
Poplar wood is commonly used in snowboards because it is flexible and light-weight.
The wood of poplar trees is relatively soft and mostly used to make cardboard boxes, crates, paper and veneer.
In Japan, the wood of poplar trees is used to make chopsticks.
The famous Mona Lisa painting was painted on poplar wood.
Don't plant a poplar tree too close to your house or sidewalk as their strong root systems can damage sewer pipes and sidewalks.
Poplar Identification; Balsam Tree Type
The leaves of the Balsam Poplar turn black in the fall, for this reason balsam poplar is also known as black poplar.
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